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Tuesday,  July 5, 2011

Community: Lots of ooohs and ahhhs for annual State Park fireworks

Business: Indiana Toll Road raises rates; transponders exempt

Region: State moves ahead with plan to raze Cline Ave bridge

State: Indiana to study legalizing marijuana

Police: County officer injured when squad car hits tree

Porter Fire Department investigating house fire on First Street as suspected arson

Boy, 11, youngest facing murder charge in 90 years

Environment: Warming ocean could melt ice faster than thought

Global warming pause linked to sulfur in China

Obituaries: Wilbur Sadenwater memorial set

Jack Webber services Wednesday

Debra Lynn Kish dies at 55

Raymond Mose Hahn, Jr. services Thursday

Legal Notice



Friday,  July 1, 2011

Police / Emergency: Storm dumps rain on Duneland this morning

Kids and fireworks don't mix; local ordinances restrict usage

Troopers to be out in force for holiday; texting ban in effect

US 6 from 49 to 149 to close on Wednesday July 6

Man pleads guilty in federal court to growing marijuana in Chesterton home

Indiana: Teachers and others sue over Indiana school voucher law

Indiana domestic violence hotline turned over to US group

Environment: Scientists favor dividing Great Lakes and Mississippi in the face of Asian carp invasion

'Dr. Beach' picks top 5 Great Lakes beaches; Indiana Dunes not mentioned

Obituaries: Debra Kish services pending

Mathew Wayne Johnson dies at age 37

Ronald Vore services Tuesday

Legal Notice

Town of Chesterton ORDINANCE 2011 09


Thursday,  June 30, 2011

Town of Chesterton: Planning underway for Chesterton Indiana 49 corridor project

Life and Opinion by Kevin Nevers: Comfort food

Environment: Study finds more pollution at beaches

Harassment of gulls cuts beach contamination

Scientists favor dividing Great Lakes and Mississippi in the face of Asian carp invasion

Education: Federal officials release college cost comparisons

State ending cursive writing requirement

Economy: Indiana limits on jobless benefits take effect Friday

Police: Semi crashes kill one, snarl I-65 near Indianapolis, Northwest Indiana today

Panel chair says Legislature must address police entry ruling

Class Reunion: Class of 1981 to hold reunion

Obituary: Service for Michele Anne Scott Thursday

Legal Notices


Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Extension of Designation of an Economic Revitalization Area


Wednesday,  June 29, 2011

Community: Fireworks show to be Friday at Indiana Dunes State Park beach

Be patient in fireworks traffic Friday or ride the shuttle bus

Turtle Derby: Lions Club sets July 4 events

Business / Labor: Local 150 strike settled one day after town takes bull by the horns

Porter County: Help on the way for E911 services

Town of Porter: NPS eyes former home sites for Porter Beach picnic area

Police: Lowell ISP post has new commander

Environment: Global warming continues as greenhouse gas grows

State: Indiana appeals freeing of Planned Parenthood funds

Obituary: Services Friday for Olive Belle Kilander 93

Legal Notices


Alcoholic Beverage Board of Porter County LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


Tuesday,  June 28, 2011

Town of Chesterton: South Calumet Road could open to traffic late Friday

Orlich urges county to fund eight new E911 dispatchers

Town Council hears of Westwood Manor drainage problems

 Business / Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor ArcelorMittal trade tax breaks for sewer bond payments

Politics / State: Indiana panel clears Secretary of State of wrongdoing in voter registration probe

Traffic / Community: Expect traffic jams on Indiana 49, full State Park lots over July 4 weekend

Environment: Indiana Dunes State Park picked by USA Today as a top hiking spot

Book chronicles woman's walk around Lake Michigan

DNR to stock salmon in Salt Creek and Little Calumet

Police / State: Indiana attorney general urges court to review illegal entry ruling

Obituary: Graveside service set for Joseph Obrecht


Monday,  June 27, 2011

Town of Chesterton: Downtown declared emergency; new contractor began paving at 8 a.m. today

Indiana: Judge stops Indiana cuts to Planned Parenthood funds

Planned Parenthood seeing Medicaid patients

Indiana voucher program lags weeks before debut

Federal judge blocks Indiana's new immigration law

Business / Economy: Power grid change may disrupt electric clocks

Police: Illinois hatchery fined in federal court for selling fish here without DNR permit

Phony $20s passed at Jackson yard sales

No peddlers license, resident cancels check


John Pliske dies at age 99

Sigmund Frank Sawyer dies at age 84

Services set for Mary Beth Severson, 48

Legal Notices

Porter County Plan Commission NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Porter County Plan Commiss NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District INVITATION FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSAL


Friday,  June 24, 2011

Youth / Drugs / Police: Study: Porter County students at high risk for drug and alcohol use

Business / Economy: Solar power company moving headquarters to Portage

Police: 'Wake and teak surfing' become illegal July 1

Five indicted in federal court on meth charges

Police Commission to hold candidate interviews

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor to consider tax abatement for ArcelorMittal plant

Town of Chesterton: BZA to give quick consideration of Porter Avenue variance request

Township Library: Library Board to interview candidates for board vacancy

Region: Chicago aquarium to host Navy divers in exhibit

Obituaries: Jacqueline Luckey dies at 68

Jack Cloud services Saturday

Legal Notices

Porter County rezoning ordinance: Petitioner: Sand Creek Campground


Thursday,  June 23, 2011

Environment / Community: Breaking up is hard to do: Friends of the Dunes rebuffs NPS demand for funds, says group is for State Park, too

Town of Chesterton: Special Utility meeting postponed to Monday

Region: NIRPC adopts 2040 Northwest Indiana Transportation plan

Visclosky announces grant to enact NWI economic development strategy

Community: Indian Boundary Conservancy to review findings after lines jetted, manholes inspected, board seat open

Police: Father pleads to reckless homicide in son's shooting death

Man found dead in Kankakee River

CPD: Elderly woman scammed of $13,000

Construction equipment stolen from US 12 site idled by strike

Politics: Sen. Coats takes issue with Obama on release of Afghanistan timetable

Obituary: Jack Cloud, 85, dies Wednesday


Wednesday,  June 22, 2011

Police / Emergency: Motorcyclist killed on 49; Valpo man charged with OWI

Water related deaths prompt calls for safety

Porter County: County and Chamber reach agreement on new Indiana 49 sign

Smart911 offers promise of quicker emergency response

Business / Economy: USW urges opposition to Panama, South Korea, Columbia free trade pacts

Post office suspends retirement contributions

Chicago style: Hot dog maker gets steamed at competitor sues him

Indiana / Region: Cracks close main downtown bridge in South Bend


Tuesday,  June 21, 2011

Town of Chesterton: Utility board to discuss options for Downtown as strike continues

Work continues on list of stormwater bond projects

Police / Law: Man on probation for child solicitation charged with misconduct with a minor

Judge grills Indiana attorney over Indiana immigration law

Troopers save life of man choking on meat

Feds make Porter County part of region drug enforcement zone

Community: United Way to split $1.1 million between 36 of 49 applicants

Environment: Mass extinction? Problems with oceans multiplying and worsening

Study details sea level rise

Business / Labor: Rules would speed up union elections


Monday,  June 20, 2011

Business / Labor: Talk Friday between contractors and Local 150 ends in stalemate

Jobless rate shows little change in May benefits maximum cut

Police: Liberty day care provider not guilty in infant death

Tree limb causes blackout on Sunday

Audit questions one third of state lab cocaine findings

Family grateful for support after trapped boys die

Schools: CHS speech and debate team finishes season at nationals

Indiana: Planned Parenthood to stop seeing Medicaid patients in Indiana if law stands

Indiana State approves 3.5 percent tuition jump

Environment: High court blocks states' climate change lawsuit

Obituary: Services set for Madelyn Boyd

Legal Notices


Valparaiso Community Schools DOCUMENT 001113 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS


Friday,  June 17, 2011

Town of Chesterton: Broken promises: Planners call for action to stop decay of Coffee Creek Center

Life and Opinions by Kevin Nevers: Pa

Community: PAT wins $45,000 grant from Porter County Womens Fund

Residents can help boost community fireworks display

Local women honored as heroes

Police: Rape and battery charges against Porter man dismissed

INDOT worker killed on the job in Jasper

Trucker cited in rollover

Fire destroys Liberty Township residence

Fireworks banned at National Lakeshore

Business / Labor: Local 150 workers not affected by strike ponying up for brothers on picket line

Indiana / Health / Politics: Feds support Planned Parenthood in defunding case

Legal Notices



Town of Burns Harbor ORDINANCE 243 2011


Thursday,  June 16, 2011

Community: Duneland Relay for Life may make some noise

Donations of canned goods sought for Relay for Life Luminaria ceremony

Town of Porter: Porter sticks with SEH for $1.6 million contract for Gateway consulting

BZA rejects variance for taller building at Porter Beach

Town of Chesterton: Town lists 2011 sidewalk replacement projects

Environment: Power plants killing millions of Great Lakes fish

Weather records and Americans battered by spring

Porter County / Indiana: Porter County, 12 others, to get hybrid welfare system

Region: Lake County casino cutting 50 full time jobs

Visclosky accepting comments on Gary Postal Facility

South Shore service outage this weekend and others throughout summer

Chicago's huge surveillance system to grow

Legal Notice



Wednesday,  June 15, 2011

Town of Porter: Beach traffic jams causing headaches in Porter; town looks at solutions

Business / Labor / Economy: Local 150: Employers' numbers are wrong

Community: 'For Amusement Only' to perform at Relay for Life

Police: Motorcyclists injured in I94 crash identified

Materials stolen from hospital work site

Feds: Most Indianapolis men arrested were on drugs

Economy / Politics: GOP blocks cuts in farm subsidy payments to wealthy farmers

Ethanol backers beat budget cutters in Senate vote

Obituary: Services set for William Erminger, Jr.

Legal Notices

The Town of Chesterton Public Auction

Valparaiso Community Schools DOCUMENT 001113 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS


Tuesday,  June 14, 2011

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Council votes 4-1 to rezone ambulance barn to commercial

Contractors say strike is about more than health costs

Business / Economy: St. Lawrence Seaway reports strong start to 2011 season

USPS to hold meeting June 30 on proposed Gary consolidation

Police: Criminal deviate conduct and sexual battery charges against Valpo man dismissed

Four car crash on Indiana 49 on Saturday

Two injured in cycle crash on I-94 in LaPorte County

Environment: UN report: Cut soot and smog to limit global warming

Health / Aging: Doctor's arthritis struggle shows illness' severity


Monday,  June 13, 2011

Town of Chesterton: Strike over health care costs stops work on nearly completed Chesterton street project

Police: Teens charged as adults in armed robbery

Seven riding the rails charged with trespass

States weigh relaxing penalties for teen sexting

Schools / Region / Indiana: More than 400 layoff notices sent to Gary teachers

Community / Business: Seniors face Medicare cost barrier for cancer meds

Class Reunios: CHS Class of 1976 to hold reunion

Obituary: Phyllis Ann Wesley services set

Legal Notices

Valparaiso Community Schools DOCUMENT 001113 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS



Friday,  June 10, 2011

Town of Chesterton: Council to consider rezoning EMS barn from R2 to B2

Local 150 strike hasn't yet affected Downtown project but rain has

Community: Duneland YMCA to open pool Saturday

Fourth of July parade entries sought

Duneland Stars show adds performers

Pet Pantry to hold collection

Porter-Starke opens larger Portage site

Library: John Corso leaving Library Board after 15 years

Environment: Raising Lakes Huron and Michigan would take lots of time money

Flooding likely to spread Asian carp

Police: Westville prison visitor charged with trafficking

State: Indiana lawmakers to study health care overhaul

Legal Notices





Thursday,  June 9, 2011

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor looks at options as private industrial road crumbles

Police: Wheatfield woman dies in Lake County I65 crash

Motorcyclist injured in crash on Broadway

Business: Visclosky welcomes news of China ending wind power parts subsidies

IRS removes tax-exempt status of 275,000 groups

Politics / Issues: Survey shows Americans' conflicted views on social issues

Environment / Weather: Forecasters say La Nina climate condition over

Indiana: Indiana ending low cost shots for insured children

Legislators to take 2nd look at shorter sentences to cut prison costs

Sports: Wilson to coach Indiana Girls BB All-Stars

Legal Notice

Legal Notice of Public Hearing


Wednesday,  June 8, 2011

Schools: 2011 Commencement to be held inside Thursday

Head Start at WIS still going strong after 10 years School Board told

Porter County: Evans orders ethics review after DLZ pays for Adams' flight to Indy

Commissioners adding staff to short-handed E911 system

County looking to end Calumet Trail flooding

South county storm prompts disaster declaration

Police / Emergency: Two boaters rescued from lake after crashing into breakwater

One local power outage explained, reasons for the others unclear

Teen airlifted from crash scene on Indiana Toll Road near town

US 6 from 49 to 149 to close next week

Heart attack suspected in man's death behind wheel

Legal Notices


Public Auction


Tuesday,  June 7, 2011

Police / Emergency: Gets 20 years for Smoke Shop robbery

At midmorning more folks here in the dark than in Crown Point

NIPSCO works to restore power to storm damaged communities

Valparaiso girl made ward of state after admitting battery on boy

Town of Burns Harbor: State wants changes in Burns Harbor ordinance on fast-burning homes

Indiana: State setting rules for anti-Planned Parenthood law

Indiana Abortion law for administrators to decide, not courts

Business: NiSource releases 2010 Sustainability Report

USW applauds outcome of Chinese consultations

Couple forecloses on bumbling Bank of America

Obituary: Services set for Catherine Branham 87

Memorial set for Paul Joseph Herbach

Class Reunions: CHS Class 1996 reunion


Monday,  June 6, 2011

Town of Chesterton: June 13 is new Downtown project deadline; strike bullet dodged

Police / Emergency: Illinois man drowns at Jellystone Camp

Chesterton sends heavy equipment to Hebron to clear storm debris

Speedway on US 30 robbed at gunpoint

6-year-old boy drowns in pool at LaPorte home

CHS Sports: Chesterton Boys bring back three State Track and Field Medals

Girls Track finishes season at State Finals

Marshall advances; Boys Golf 6th at Sectional

Indiana: Colleges hike tuition as state reduces funding

ISTEP breaches spur closer look at testing

State Senator Karen Tallian announces two new laws

Obituary: Henrietta Bowersox services set

Legal Notice


Legal Notice of Public Hearing


Friday,  June 3, 2011

Schools / Community: Duneland Education Foundation new director hits the ground running

Porter County / Environment: County Park Foundation seeks assurance barn project will go forward this year

Community: Tri Kappa Associates mark 40 years

Police: Welfare fraud charge filed against resident

PCSP: Worker starts fire after trying to siphon gas from pickup with Shop Vac

Jupiter Aluminum manager pleads guilty to conspiring to violate Clean Air Act

CPD: Boy at skate park found with Rx tablets

CPD warns 'Fugitive' players: Don't trespass on private property

Porter resident charged with forgery, defrauding financial institution, theft

Obituary: Amy Elizabeth Patitsas-Dixon services Sunday


Thursday,  June 2, 2011

Sports: Photo: Quartet of Trojans named CHS Senior Athletes of the Year

Photo: 2011 CHS Spring Sports Awards honors athletes

Indiana: Feds say Indiana Planned Parenthood cuts illegal

Education: Duneland tells registration dates for 2011-2012 school year

Class Reunions: Class of 1971 sets reunion

Environment / Business: Great Lakes levels low, bad news for shippers

No license needed to fish Indiana waters this weekend

Region: Chicago cancels 4th of July fireworks

South Shore service outage this weekend and others throughout summer

Traffic: County Line Road in Miller to close Thursday through Sunday

Obituary: Cheryl A.(Stevens) Miller services set


Wednesday,  June 1, 2011

Police / Emergency: Police release names in apparent murder/suicide

BHPD: Three charged in theft of tires from Nissan

Porter Police dog Nicky tracks juvenile suspect

Boy, 15, bruised after crashing moped

CPD conducts training exercise at E Porter / 250E

Porter County: County Council taking meetings on the road

Meeting set on new compost site

Environment: IDEM launches mobile beach alert app for cells

County Parks set events at Brincka/Cross Gardens

Region: Visclosky cosponsors 'Hiring Heroes Act'

Obituary: Virginia Lee Harnishfeger dies at 70

Legal Notices

Porter Township Schools NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Town of Chesterton Public Auction


Tuesday,  May 31, 2011

Police / Emergency: Double fatality shooting and fire under investigation

Three rescued from Lake Michigan

Man injured when hit by train

Education: Purdue board hikes student tuition and adds fee besides

Community: Sunset Hill Park offers summer activities

Relay for Life of Duneland moved to Chesterton Middle School

Oz parade entries needed

Sports: Chesterton Boys Track wins Regional Title

Chesterton Softball falls in Sectional Final

Crown Point outlasts Post and Trojans in 8

Obituary: Sharron Darlene Hauber dies at age 68


Friday,  May 27, 2011

Traffic: INDOT delays I-94 lane shift to June 1

INDOT tells holiday roadway restrictions

Environment: High E. coli counts at two beaches

Community: Handmade quilts to be raffled to benefit Relay for Life

Town of Chesterton: Variance to allow climate controlled storage in old GTE building approved

Schools: Duneland alumni to shine at Education Foundation fundraiser

Duneland Schools honor retiring teachers, staff, drivers

Business / Economy: Visclosky convenes hearing on steel's future

Tornado victims often uninsured

Baby boomers fueling boom in knee and hip surgeries

Police: Valparaiso Police 13-year-olds text each other nude photos


Thursday,  May 26, 2011

Community: Dedicate a Luminaria to a loved one at Relay for Life

Police / Emergency: Six charged in federal court with ID theft

Rain is headache for some; power outages hit hundreds in county

Pileup this morning on I-94

Community: Local Iraq War vets to launch program for veterans on WIMS

Region: Ground broken on runway extension for Gary airport

State: Indiana's growing child population unique in Midwest

Smaller than expected crowd protests ruling over police entry

Sports: Trojan Baseball 'almost' wins Sectional opener

Obituaries: Services set for Catherine Marie Fisher

Ray H. Kroft services set


Wednesday,  May 25, 2011

Town of Porter: IDEM asks Porter to test groundwater at brickyard site

Police / Traffic: County woman dies in Portage accident

Southbound Indiana 49 over Toll Road restricted tonight

INDOT to shift Westbound Borman lanes on Friday

Schools: Gary schools canceling contracts for 370 teachers

CHS students take third place in Indiana Super Mileage Challenge

State colleges proposed tuition rates exceed cap

Sports: Chesterton Girls Track books a date for state

CHS Softball wins Sectional opener

CHS Baseball wins regular season finale

Obituaries: Harry Bud Nelson dies

Private service set for Joanne Anderson

Legal Notices

The Alcoholic Beverage Board of Porter County LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Porter County Board of Zoning Appeals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED





Tuesday,  May 24, 2011

Traffic: US 6 west of 49 down to one lane

Town of Chesterton: TIF board okays $176K contract to engineer 49 utility project

Yard waste site to move to new facility

Chesterton Town Council ponies up for July 1 fireworks

Environment: Lake Michigan shore to be desigated 'National Recreation Trail' on June 4

State launches effort against ash borers

Indiana / Health: Feds review Indiana law targeting Planned Parenthood

Sports: Chesterton Boys Golf finishes 5th at DAC Meet at Brassie

Obituaries: Steven Michael Wroblewski dies at age 21

Alyce Bruhn Scott dies at 90

Joanne Wise dies at age 69

Gwen O'Brien memorial service set

Legal Notice



Monday,  May 23, 2011

Schools: CHS graduation Thursday, June 9 at CHS football stadium

Questions remain about implementation of school voucher law

Police / Fire: 19 counts filed against BB gun suspect: 'Destruction makes me feel better'

Lightning hits home on Oakwood Drive

Child porn charges filed against convicted sex offender in CPD case

Politics: Daniels exits 2012 race

History: 200th anniversary of Battle of Tippecanoe this year

Sports: Chesterton Softball beats Munster

CHS Boys Golf finishes 5th at LC Invite

Obituaries: Mary Louise Christensen services set

Richard Lee Whitlock memorial set

Stephen Himmel dies at 47

Legal Notice

Valparaiso Community Schools LEGAL NOTICE


Friday,  May 20, 2011

Duneland Schools: CHS Seniors honored on their night

Police: Police BB-gun suspect admits shooting at cars to 'relieve stress'

Town of Chesterton: Planners favor rezoning ambulance garage

State: Indiana ruling on illegal police entry sparks growing protest

Indiana BMV lifts fee to see driver record online

Region: Chicago mayor pushing casino

Sport: Chesterton Baseball beats Valparaiso again

Chesterton Boys win 2 titles but finish 3rd at Sectional Track Meet

CHS Tennis falls 3-2 in Sectional Finals

Obituaries: David M. Parry of MC dies at 76

Services Saturday for Madelyn Boyd

Mary L. Christensen dies

Legal Notice



Thursday,  May 19, 2011

Westchester Township: IBCD repairs collapsed sewer line

Town of Porter: Porter Park Board eyes heating and cooling options for community building

Porter Beach variances Bell warehouse highlight Porter BZA and Plan Commission meetings

Porter County: Times reports Porter County Commissioner took free ride from DLZ

Indiana News: State assesses impact of Monroe County vote against I-69 extension

Attorney wants court to reconsider ruling on police home invasions

Indiana extends cell phone no-

call list deadline

Police: Smart phone app was used in robbery attempt

Report: Indiana toxicology lab woes go back 7 years

Duneland Schools: CHS Student Press awards presented

Sports: CHS Tennis advances in Sectional

Obituary: Service set for Diana Lee Woolwine Walton

Legal Notice


Legal Notices/Ogden Dunes AR 2010.pdf


Wednesday,  May 18, 2011

Porter County: Commissioners agree on need for new activity center at Sunset Hill Farm

County looking to buy South Haven police annex

New interpreter named at County Parks

Town of Porter: Echoes of past: Environmental legacy of brickyard industry prompt more questions than answers

Town of Chesterton: Downtown project sort of still on track

Duneland Schools: Awards go to CHS academic competition team members

Chesterton High School WDSO holds 29th Awards Night

Class Reunions: Class of 1961 sets reunion

VHS Class of 1961 to hold reunion

Sports: Trojans race past Valpo to Girls Track Sectional title

CHS Softball beats Hanover Central

Next Drew takes over at Valparaiso University

Trojan Golfers split DAC triangular


Tuesday,  May 17, 2011

Duneland Schools: Duneland School Board approves synthetic turf

Grant to fund dunes program for 4th graders

Town of Chesterton: Public speaks out on Utility's proposed 1.2M gallon tank

Town of Porter: Plan to reopen Splash Down Dunes pulled from Porter BZA agenda

Community: All day 4th of July fest planned

Wizard of Oz youth characters sought

Environment / Business: Indiana Dunes State Park's Baughman honored for tourism work

NPS releases long range interpretive plan for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Tick season: Protect yourself when in wooded or grassy areas

Sports: Six-run second lifts Trojan softball to Duneland Conference win

Class Reunion: Class of 1991 seeks alumni

Obituary: Services Thursday for John Hancock


Monday,  May 16, 2011

Town of Porter: Lyp resigns as Porter Town attorney

Politics: Payback time? New maps put Indiana lawmakers home outside district

Former speaker Gregg to run for Indiana governor

Indiana / Education: Purdue reviews plagiarism charge against charter school official

Charter school law spurs questions on teacher quality

Police / Indiana: 'Hero' charged with murder in 2 fire deaths

Illinois man critically injured in I-65 crash

Indiana / Roads: Standing up to a bully? Monroe County takes I-69 off its highway plans

History: NY honoring 1st Union officer killed in Civil War

This Week in the Civil War

Sports; Karriman hits two home runs as JV softball team wins big

Obituary: Private services for Dennis R. Stewart, 67

Legal Notice

Damon Run Conservancy District Notice of Public Hearing


Friday,  May 13, 2011

Community: 49er Drive-in opens its season tonight with brand new screen

Town of Porter: Audience questions will be taken in writing at Porter brickyard meeting

Duneland Schools: Artificial turf on School Board agenda Monday

Town of Chesterton: Hearing Monday on $11.4M sewage tank

Westchester Library: Jane Walsh-Brown to retire from library

Police / Community: Detective Dave Adkins honored for 25 years of service

Indiana: Daniels signs measure changing Indiana alcohol ID law

Panel backs caps on Indiana college tuition hikes

Environment: The nose knows: Allergy season here with vengeance

Sports: Chesterton Baseball falls to LaPorte 7-0

CHS Softball gives one away at LaPorte

City beat CHS Tennis, causes 3 way DAC title tie

Legal Notices

The Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Legal Notice of Public Hearing






Thursday,  May 12, 2011

Town of Burns Harbor: Fixing tech center drive more expensive than thought

Proposed Burns Harbor public assembly ordinance gets tougher

Porter County: Planners recommend campground rezoning

Police: As of July 1 it will be illegal to text behind wheel

Rush Hour Foods burglarized by man in jack-o-lantern mask

State Police: Drop rocks on cars and go straight to jail

ISP: Under influence of bath salts, damages room

Town of Porter: Porter joins call for north county compost site

Environment: New IDEM rule forbids summer use of some outdoor wood boilers

Region: No South Shore service this weekend east of Dune Park

Business / Economy: USW President Gerard testifies before Senate committee on stagnant economy

Sports: Trojan Boys finish close 3rd at DAC Meet

CHS Baseball edges Andrean

Obituaries: Memorial for Al Sandberg on Saturday

Services set for Lonnie F. Potter, age 76


Wednesday,  May 11, 2011

Business / Economy / Steel: ArcelorMittal posts strong quarter

Town of Porter: Porter plans July 4 parade and fireworks

Porter sets special meeting on brickyard environmental concerns

Town of Chesterton: Doyle to residents: Report unleashed dogs and scofflaw pet owners to the police

CFD to hold car wash Saturday to help the Hoosier Burn Camp

Police: FBI: Liberty man distributed child pornography over Internet

Valpo man sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to child solicitation

Porter man pleads guilty to two felonies in incident which left officer injured

Sports: Tennis beats Merrillville to take share of Duneland Conference title

Chesterton Girls finish 3rd at DAC Meet

CHS Softball doubles up Crown Point 10 5

Obituaries: Loretta Marie Honchar services Friday

Services Friday for Blanch Anderson


Tuesday,  May 10, 2011

Town of Chesterton: New 15th St. facility opens for business

Should new North County compost site be built? Weigh in at meeting on May 19

Porter County: Solution to Meridian/ 900N flooding woes may be a step closer

Business / Economy / Region: LaPorte Hospital eliminates 112 jobs

High speed rail is seminar topic at VU

Indiana: 1 killed as Indianapolis sees string of arsons

Sports: CHS Tennis wins again

Obituaries: Services Wednesday for Audrey Lipinski

Loretta Honchar dies at 77

Service set for Karen Simonson

Thomas McCarthy dies at 68

Legal Notices



Porter County Airport Request for Proposals


Monday,  May 9, 2011

Business / Economy: Water company seeks rate hike of 7 percent, would be sixth since 2002

Police: State Police order key from UK for Rolls; 11 kilos of suspected coke found in trunk

Valparaiso man gets 21 months in federal prison

Traffic: Roads closed in Porter for water work

IAWC tells traffic restrictions in town

Porter County: County Park Board sets aside funds for Sunset Hill activity center

County airport changes name

Politics / Elections: Democrat Donnelly enters US Senate race

Pence says social issues on table for Statehouse run

Sports: Harlow pitches and hits Trojan Softball to win

Chesterton Baseball blows out Michigan City

CHS Boys Track finishes 2nd at Valpo Relays

Obituary: Karen Simonson dies at 60

Legal Notices

Town of Ogden Dunes Notice of Bid

Town of Ogden Dunes ORDINANCE NO 751


Friday,  May 6, 2011

Police: Man rescued from mill pond in Jackson

Man charged with sexual misconduct, child porn possession in 'sexting' case

BBB warns of dead-Osama cyber scams

4-year-old falls out of second floor window

Porter County: County park board gets a look at proposed five year plan for BrinkaCross park

Legislature: New Duneland State Rep. Scott Pelath issues statement on 2011 session

State Rep. Chuck Moseley calls for summer gasoline tax holiday

Business / Economy: CEO pay exceeds pre-recession level

Sports: Chesterton Baseball beats Valparaiso 10-4

CHS Golfers split

CHS Tennis beats Lake Central

Legal Notices



Town of Porter PUBLIC NOTICE





Thursday,  May 5, 2011

Police: Valparaiso man dies in Sager Road crash today

Valparaiso Police VHS senior sold Rx pills at school

Business / Region / Steel: Visclosky introduces American Steel First bill for public infrastructure projects

Indiana / Schools: Daniels signs Indiana school voucher plan into law

ISTEP scores being reviewed after computer glitch

Census / Elections: Americans 45 and older are new voting age majority

Health: US on track for most measles cases in decade

Economy: Demand for gasoline in US continues to decline

Sports: Chesterton Tennis dominates Andrean

CHS Softball falls at Lake Central

Lake Central Baseball shuts out Trojans

Football tourney changes proposed

Legal Notices



Wednesday,  May 4, 2011

Town Election Results: Porter Republicans oust incumbent in primary voting

DeLaney and Mulholland win in Chesterton with low turnout

Police: Valpo man dies in crash on Indiana 49

Trucker killed on I-80

Chain reaction crash on I-65 in Newton makes mess

Additional child porn charges filed against Center Township man

Porter County Commissioners: Porter County auditor warns of future revenue losses

Education / Duneland Schools: Three CHS seniors Merit Scholars

Sports: CHS Softball beats Portage in 9 innings

CHS Girls Track sweeps Valpo and LaPorte

CHS Tennis wins

Portage upends CHS Baseball on Tuesday

CHS Boys Track falls to LaPorte and Valparaiso

Obituaries: Service set for Ronald C Kersten

Service set for Paul Kurtos

Legal Notices




Tuesday,  May 3, 2011

Town Primary Election Results

Police: MC man to serve 12 years for OWI that killed local cardiologist

Not guilty plea entered for local man charged with wife's murder

State Police: $1M in cocaine found in luxury car being hauled by semi

Visitor at Westville facility charged with trafficking

Business: NiSource posts 1Q income of $205.2M

Town of Burns Harbor: Public assembly ordinance advances in Burns Harbor

Sports: Trojan Baseball beats Merrillville 12-1

Chesterton Softball beats Merrillville 7-1 as Cooley breaks CHS home run record

CHS Tennis shuts out South Bend Clay

Legal Notices

Chesterton Utility Service Board



Request for Proposals


Monday,  May 2, 2011

Primary Election Tuesday:

In Chesterton one GOP race and one Democrat race on Tuesday

Retiring incumbent sparks one of three primary contests in Porter

Polling places for Chesterton and Porter primary elections

Town Election Candidate Profiles


Town Elections: Stinson and Suarez vie for Porter nomination

Town Elections: Todd Martin and Ken Timm vie for GOP nomination for Town Council

Town Elections: Bush vs Pomeroy for GOP Ward 3 nomination in Porter


 Emerson DeLaney and Tristan Ziska vie for nomination to Chesterton Town Council

Brian Mulholland seeks Town Council nomination

Legislative Wrapup: Indiana legislators adjourn with $28B budget

Dems aim to recover from 'disaster' session

A look at the 2011 legislative session

Schools / Community: Community field turf meeting set Wednesday at CHS

Police: Union Township man convicted of criminal recklessness for firing gun and striking man

Valpo man sentenced for wire fraud conspiracy

LaPorte man sentenced in heroin distribution case

Portage Police: Man charged after ruckus at hospital

Sports: Chesterton Girls Tennis beats Portage

Chesterton Baseball thumps Crown Point

Trojan Softball falls at Crown Point

 Obituaries: Ruth Lois Dahl memorial service planned

Lawrence Dean Campbell, Sr. services Saturday

Legal Notice

Ogden Dunes Notice of Bid


Friday,  April 29, 2011

Community: Steelworkers Local 6787 honors those who perished in the mill

Porter County parks preparing for Camp Funset

Politics: New Indiana congressional districts clear Legislature

Police: Motorist injured in accident on Indiana 49

KFC employee charged with theft

Man charged with child exploitation

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton BZA approves three variances

Legislature: Indiana Senate OKs texting while driving ban

Environment: Scientists to test water gun in Asian carp fight

Open burning most common Indiana environmental complaint

Sports: CHS Softball explodes on Valparaiso 14-4

CHS Boys Golf beats Crown Point 173-180

Legal Notice



Thursday,  April 28, 2011

Breaking News: Tornadoes devastate South, killing at least 269

Indiana Legislature: Indiana lawmakers reach tentative budget deal

Indiana lawmakers OK broadest voucher plan in US

Indiana poised to cut Planned Parenthood funding

State / Schools: ISTEP kicks students offline in the middle of the test again

Town Elections: Stinson and Suarez vie for Porter nomination

Politics: Indiana Legislature OKs redistricting proposal

Environment: NPS to hold public meeting in Michigan City May 5 on dunes damage

Police: Nine Valparaiso High School students charged in drug trading

Business: Porter hospital owner posts 1Q results

Sports: CHS Tennis beats Valpo

Obituary: Ross Confer dies at 77

Legal Notices

Duneland School Corp SECTION 00100 NOTICE TO BIDDERS



Wednesday,  April 27, 2011

Porter County: E911 landline phone surcharge called unfair to seniors

County Council blocks wage hikes

Town Elections: Todd Martin and Ken Timm vie for GOP nomination for Town Council

Police: Jackson Township man formally charged with murder

Portage woman lured outside home by phony contractor

Town of Chesterton: Repaving in TIF district likely to begin next month

Gina Darnell reports on tree inventory

Town of Porter: Porter meetings foiled by power outage

Sports: CHS Boys Track beats Pirates falls to Portage

Trojan Girls Track splits DAC double dual

Obituaries: John Gallagher services set

Dianne Cutler of Chesterton dies at 55

Legal Notice

Alcoholic Beverage Board of Porter County LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


Tuesday,  April 26, 2011

Police: Portage murder suspect is Jackson Township man

Hammond man gets 7 years for hitting, killing Valpo road worker

Bond set at $200,000 for Valpo girl charged with deviate conduct

CPD issues scam warning, beware of 'FBI' bearing gifts

Town of Chesterton: Rained out last week; leaf vacs to continue making rounds

Ton defends Morgan Park in face of ambulance barn rezone request

Business / Economy: USS cuts losses in first quarter reports; net loss of $86 million

Elections: BMV branches to open late for voting ID

Community: Rebuilding Together Duneland changes registration site for volunteers

Sports: Report: Schools distort numbers to meet Title IX

Obituary: Services set for William Stumpf 85


Monday,  April 25, 2011

Town Elections: Bush vs Pomeroy for GOP Ward 3 nomination in Porter

Police: Woman shot to death at Portage business

Valpo man pleads guilty to robbing bank

Local man charged in connection with scrap thefts

CPD: Mercedes driver hits boy at CHS, yells at him, flees scene

Portage man sentenced to prison in federal meth case

Legislature / State: Indiana spends millions on nursing homes despite law allowing for less expensive home care

State Senate passing major bills without public hearings

Sports: CHS Boys run, jump, throw to West Lafayette title

Girls Track finishes 4th at West Lafayette Relays

CHS Softball blasts South Bend Washington

CHS Baseball beats Griffith, falls at LaPorte

Obituaries: Services set for Victoria Weber age 95

Ruth Youngren dies at 100

Arthur Frank Sparks dies at 76

Charles Ray Self services set

Legal Notices




Friday,  April 22, 2011

Community: Local churches plan Good Friday and Easter weekend services

Town of Chesterton: Hearing May 19 on rezoning of ambulance garage

Downtown update: West Indiana and South Calumet closed on Monday

Police: CPD: Man who ran into Indiana 49 traffic dies

Business: AG: CVS to pay $858K over inflated Rx claims

Settlement would allow folks with solar, wind, hydro power to sell it to NIPSCO

State House passes bill to cut corporate tax rates

Sports: CHS Softball wins 8-0

CHS Baseball plays long ball in 4-1 win

CHS Tennis wins DAC opener 4-1 at LaPorte

Trojan Boys get first Golf win of the year

Obiutaries: Service set for Mildred 'Millie' Chellberg

Floyd Naillieux service held

Ruth Lois Dahl service pending

Service set for Dorothy DeGroff

Legal Notice

Porter County Legal Notice: Petitioner Timothy Rouhselang

Porter County ORDINANCE NO. 11-06


Thursday,  April 21, 2011

Town of Porter: Porter planners favor Gateway but hesitate on zoning changes

Politics: GOP forges ahead with Indiana redistricting

Northwest Indiana: RDA agrees to consider $17.6M grant application from the Town of Porter

Judge orders woman evicted from expired lease back in Beverly Shores

Legislature: Indiana Senate OKs most expansive voucher plan in US

Karen Tallian bill to reduce residential foreclosures goes to Gov Daniels

Police: Second former USW Local 1011 officer indicted

Space heater blamed for fatal truck fire in Valpo

Railroad tracks stolen

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1991 plans reunion

Sports: CHS Girls track wins DAC double dual

4x4 comes through CHS Boys Track sweeps

Obituary: Mildred A. Chellberg dies at age 102

Legal Notices

Duneland Schools SECTION 00100 NOTICE TO BIDDERS



Wednesday,  April 20, 2011

Police: Two motorists hurt in crash on 49

Another reputed Latin King member indicted

Chief Cincoski has tips for bike and pedestrian safety

K9 program a success for Chesterton police

Town of Porter: 'Bud's Buddies' to raise funds to boost Porter parks

County Commissioners: Porter County will search for new E911 director

Town of Chesterton: May 16 hearing set on Chesterton sewer tank project

Storm board sets wish list for projects to be funded by hoped for bond issue

Business: Chesterton, Porter County jobless rates drop in March

Legislature: Indiana House OKs criminal checks on medical workers

Obituaries: John Bennett 77 dies in Florida

Katherine Allshouse memorial service set

Tuesday,  April 19, 2011

Town of Chesterton / Traffic: Sewer main fails on N. Calumet; motorists urged to detour

Police: 16-year-old Valpo girl accused of sexual battery booked into County Jail

NITCD Police: Two MC men caught with freshly cut line wire

Pleads to Smoke Shop armed robbery

Legislature: Indiana Senate OKs bill to let Daniels name secretary of state

Indiana Senate backs pulling Planned Parenthood money

Indiana House votes to bar most local gun regulations

State Senate panel OKs new budget with more school money

IBM: Daniels email shows he had key role in botched deal

Gov. Daniels to receive Arab-American award

Business: Privacy? What privacy? Yahoo joining Google in keeping info about users

Sports: CHS Tennis wins at KV

Monday,  April 18, 2011

CPD: Illinois man runs into traffic on 49; hit by car, semi

PCSP: Boy posts nude video of self to YouTube then blackmailed on line

Construction worker struck and killed by semi

Valpo man burns to death in truck fire

Portage Police shoot and kill dog after it attacks woman

Kouts resident sentenced in federal drug case

Indiana: Indiana House OKs bill limiting teacher contracts

Legislators pushing looser gun laws this session

Porter County: Septic tanks not only stream polluters, board member says

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor street department set to resume brush pickup

Sports: Howard delivers for Trojans in extra innings

Girls Track wins 5 events at Chesterton Relays

Boys Track wins 4 events at Chesterton Relays

Chesterton Golfers finish 6th in season opener

Obituary: Services set for Lois Francis, age 89

Legal Notice

Town of Burns Harbor ORDINANCE 242 2011


Friday,  April 15, 2011

Local History: April 15, 1861, the day Porter County went to war

Tribune remembers the Boys in Blue

Local soldiers of the Union were the sons of the pioneers

Porter County's military contribution' 1861-1865

Libraries: Westchester libraries adopt universal no smoking policy

Library moves to rebuild Service Center restrooms

Indiana: Arizona style provision removed from immigration bill

Daniels backs $150M boost for schools

Sports: Chesterton Boys Golf season opens tonight

Trojan Baseball falls 1-0 at LC in 10 innings

CHS Softball falls 2-1 to Lake Central

Legal Notice



Thursday,  April 14, 2011

Police / Traffic: Portage man dies in crash on I-80 in Lake County today

Semi loses steel coil causing crashes on I-65 today

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor sets rules for hazardous premanufactured I-beams

Poorly maintained private road causing big problems

Drug Addiction Help: Recovering addicts create art, new lives at Frontline Foundations

Eddie: No longer an addict but a sculptor

Porter County: Jackson Township campground rezoning tabled again

Indiana: Indiana Dems say GOP redistricting plan slanted

Indiana immigration bill faces changes

Legal Notice

Proof of Publication Public Record



Wednesday,  April 13, 2011

Town of Porter: 49 roundabout proposed for Porter Gateway plan

Porter Town Council okays purchase of police vehicles

Education: School Board approves reduced summer building hours

Business: South Bend Memorial sells six acres on 49 to Community HC

Police: Portage PD: Girl's nude photos on boy's cell equal child porn charge

Semi trailer burns on I-94 in am rush hour today

Indiana: Senate OKs plan aimed at expanding charter schools

Panel OKs bill linking tests to teacher pay

Daniels plan on Indiana sentencing changes seems dead

Senate panel approves anti-abortion bill

Sports: Chesterton Baseball gets first DAC win

CHS Softball blasts Merrillville 15-2

Chesterton Tennis falls to Highland

Trojan Boys Track falls to Lake Central

Girls Track drops DAC opener at Lake Central

Legal Notice

Proof of Publication Public Record


Tuesday,  April 12, 2011

Local History: 'Father of all us abolitionists' lies in neglected grave in Jackson Township

Town of Chesterton: 15th Street municipal facility could be occupied by April 30

Spring Cleanup Week starts Monday

Business: LEL again owner of Sand Creek Country Club in deal with James Gierczyk

NIPSCO CEO compensation in 2010 rose by more than 30 percent

Post Office says avoid last minute mailing rush on tax day

Politics: Indiana redistricting plan appears to benefit GOP

Porter County: Drainage board eyes action on unregulated ditches

Assessor tells reassessment progress

Police: CFD responds to carhauler fire on I94

PCSP officer charged with OWI on Election Night tenders his resignation

Sports / School Board: CHS and sports clubs make pitch for artificial turf at stadium

Obituary: Bernice Rhode service set

Legal Notice

Proof of Publication


Monday,  April 11, 2011

Indiana / Politics: Redistrict plan shifts GOP areas to Donnelly's district; changes Duneland legislative districts

Indiana tea partiers at odds over Senate candidate

Porter County: Property tax bills now out with May 10 due date

Legislature: Indiana lawmakers advancing broad anti-abortion bill

Report:Truck-only lanes may be next for Indiana

Business: NIPSCO CEO gets pay raise

Environment: Photos: Great Lakes agency fears lamprey eel control program cuts

Feds set to open Indianapolis solar power project

Sports: CHS Softball splits at Pendleton Heights Classic

CHS Tennis splits on opening weekend

Trojan Baseball falls in Lafayette Jeff opener

Obituary: Harry Lewis, Sr. dies at 77

Legal Notice

Porter County Board of Commissioners NOTICE OF RECEIVING BIDS



Friday,  April 8, 2011

Environment / Community / Business: No hiking: Government shut down would literally close National Lakeshore

Army Corps activates barrier to stop Asian carp

Local History: Museum exhibit showcases 2008 2011 acquisitions with pickles in tow

Indiana: State revenues more than expected

Business: 150 turn out for NIPSCO rate hike hearing

Region: Westville Prison inmates take part in Trash Bash cleanup

Sports: Trojan Softball improves to 2-0 in DAC play with win over Valpo

CHS Baseball gets come from behind win

CHS Boys Track opens outdoor season with win

Chesterton Girls Track triples up Highland

CHS Girls start 2011 Tennis season on Saturday

Obituary: Eugene Lysiak service set

Legal Notice



Thursday,  April 7, 2011

Chesterton Town Primary Election Candidates: Emerson DeLaney and Tristan Ziska vie for nomination to Chesterton Town Council

Brian Mulholland seeks Town Council nomination

Town of Porter: Family friendly: Porter polishing town's image and brand

Business / Economy / Trade: Visclosky testifies before ITC on steel from Brazil, Japan, Russia

USW decries Obama Administration free trade pact with Columbia

Legislature: House panel moves to pave the way for more toll roads

Indiana Senate panel votes down proposed smoking ban

Police: Chesterton police report mixed trends in 2010; traffic enforcement up

Sports: Trojan Baseball improves to 2-0 with 9-1 win

CHS Girls Track looks to take next step

CHS Boys Track looks to continue success

Obituary: Service set for Joseph Royko

Legal Notice

Town of Ogden Dunes ORDINANCE NO 750


Wednesday,  April 6, 2011

Local History: Going Daily: Citizenship and community delivered every day

Going daily Looking back on issues that shaped Duneland

50 years ago Tribune became community's daily newspaper

Going daily: Newspaper right to your door thanks to 50 years of Tribune carriers

Going daily: Tribune keeps it local in the space age

Police: MC woman charged with OWI in fatal crash at US 20 and Waverly

Town of Burns Harbor: Public to get a chance to weigh in on proposed Burns Harbor public assembly ordinance

Porter County: County E911 needs improvements report says

Business / Labor: Local 6787 President Gipson on sick leave

Visclosky bill would ban federal aid to firms laying off more here than abroad

Sports: Trojan Softball wins DAC opener at Portage

Obituary: Richard Murphy service set


Tuesday,  April 5, 2011

Local History: 50 years ago Tribune became community's daily newspaper

Going daily: Newspaper right to your door thanks to 50 years of Tribune carriers

Going daily: Tribune keeps it local in the space age

Legislature: Indiana House panel nixes changes to scholarships

Indiana lawmakers about to tackle redistricting

Union protest draws hundreds to Indiana Statehouse

Police / Emergency: Single engine plane crash at South Bend Airport

Portage man charged with child molesting

Town of Chesterton / Traffic: Downtown utility project on schedule

Community: Tickets available for Krantz Family Benefit

Sports: Chesterton Baseball wins season opener, 12-1

Legal Notice

Town of Dune Acres NOTICE

Legal Notices/Porter County Tax Chart 2010.pdf


Monday,  April 4, 2011

Police / Business: Banks and credit card issuers warn of email breach

Region / Traffic: Toll Road rates to rise for most users in July

Police / Traffice: State Police: Michigan City man falls asleep at the wheel on I-94 at Burns Harbor

Michigan woman dies in crash on I-80 in St Joseph County

INDOT: Use care in highway work zones

INDOT: Highway litter to be policed in April

Police / Region: Transit Police now patrolling to keep drunks off South Shore trains

Community: New pet food pantry seeks volunteers

Business: USW testifies on work place chemical security

Sports: Chesterton baseball team opens today at home

CHS Softball drops doubleheader to Mishawaka

Obituaries: Service held for Arthur 'Wayne' Aaron

Service set for Charles 'Chuck' Smith, Jr.

Legal Notices



Town of Chesterton nonsmoking areas ORDINANCE NO 2011 05


Town of Chesterton Notice



Porter County Commissioners NOTICE OF RECEIVING BIDS


Friday,  April 1, 2011

Police: Hammond man facing up to eight years in death of Valpo road worker on I-80

PCSP Animal Control seizes 24 cats from Liberty Township trailer

Convicted sex offender Mike Haughee facing forgery charge

Workers at Quick Sam Tax Service in Gary indicted

 Indiana: State House delayed as leaders talk about fines

Sports: Trojan softball team pounds out 12 hits in home opener

Obituaries: Charles Smith dies at 76

Jay Daniel Howe service set

Legal Notice

Town of Dune Acres NOTICE


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